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. >>> today the d.c. city council is expected to discuss what to do with a $400 million surplus left over the last fiscal year. but in his state of the district address last night, d.c. mayor vincent gray said that money is required to go into the city's rainy day fund. however, mayor gray added that the same factors that led to the surplus will lead to other revenue gains. >> we will see a prosperity dividend materialize, a dividend that i intend to invest into some strategic initiatives that advance important goals for our city. >> mayor gray also touted the district's expanding population, booming real estate market, and a huge drop in the murder rate. >>> still to come on wusa9news, a battle over beer is brewing pitting one brewing powerhouse against scores of smaller operations around the country. >> and you know you are having a bad day when this happens the we'll show you how rescuers were able to reach two people trapped in this truck dangling from an overpass. we'll >>> if you want to talk about a rough day at work, look at this. the driver of a bread truck and passenger were nea
. an 8.0 quake that centered in the solomon island about 50 miles west of the city of lata. there have been at least a dozen strong aftershocks. the pacific tsunami warning center measured waves as high as 3 feet. no reports of any major damage there. people in fiji and areas closer to the epicenter are told to head for higher ground. watches posted for parts of australia so. far, no word on whether any tsunamis have reached land. >> investigators are sifting through the rubble for clues in a deadly house fire. the flames were so intense the parents couldn't save their own children who were trapped inside. tonight, the community is coming together to help them keep going. erica gonzalez has the story from fred rimaryland. >> tonight their 8-year-old daughter remains in the hospital as the community comes together to try to do anything they can to help. they came in droves. people dining at this frederick chick-fil-a in an effort to show some love for the family. >> how long will this go until? >> god only knows. 8:30. keep going until people quit coming. >> the family house burned fast
is running out quickly. thank you. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray focused on the successes of the city during his third annual state of the district address. last night's speech was held at the sixth and i historic synagogue in northwest. the mayor rolled off a number of achievements that he says prove the district is well on its way to being a big league world class city. he touted a drop in climb, unprecedented development and the creation of 2,000 private sexer jobs in the last two years. >> the district's unemployment rate has declined by nearly three full percentage points. >> look where the city is moving, how the city is moving forward both fiscally, we're fiscally sound. we are the envy of many cities in america. america. >>> a d.c. council member is introducing a bill to make it all but impossible to cheat on standardized tests in d.c. public schools. david catania's legislation would make it a violation of district law for teachers to allow cheating. any teacher or principal found guilty would lose their license and face thousands of dollars in fines. the bill is in response to repo
that hassle. let's take you to the northbound side of 95. you have delays coming frup dale city to wood -- coming up from dale city to woodbridge. let's show you some cameras on the inbound side of i-66. slowing out of manassas into centreville and here in the fairfax area. a live look on the other side northbound 395. still looking pretty good here at duke street. one more last live look on the beltway in prince george's county here in good luck road. no issues to report. back to you. >> thank you, monika. >>> two local jewelry store robberies in two days. terrifying shoppers in similar ways with their smash and grab, all caught on camera. >> it doesn't matter it was in the daylight and there were cameras everywhere. they flew in there and did it anyway. delia goncalves is at one of the locations with more details. >> reporter: police say this was a brazen robbery in both case. fortunately no one was hurt. and that is the good news but it could have really gone terribly wrong. the first robbery happened here at pentagon city mall, very busy as we all know. the second, the very busy dow
cities from all over the country will be given $1 million each. richmond city council approved hiring a consultant to develop and submit that grant application by the end of this month. that money has to be used to revitalized distressed neighborhoods that have problems with crime. >>> 7:20. the man accused of killing an activist from east palo alto three years ago is scheduled to get out of of jail today. gregory elams is charged in the fatal shooting of david lewis outside of the hillsdale shopping center in san mateo in 2010. those charges were dismissed last november when a judge found that police had illegally obtained a confession. the judge granted elam's release on the promise he will return for a future court date. >>> a plea hear something set to resume for four defendants who face charges for killing this man. raven dixon appeared in court on monday accused of supplying information to the three other suspects to help them with the robbery of kumar's home. the other three defendants face murder and robbery charges in connection with kumar's killing. >>> 7:21. a story about a
the coals big time for his. martha: the city of charlottesville, virginia is the first city to pass resolutions related to drones. originally they tried to make me charlottesville a completely drone-free zone. it's a big issue in this country. gregg: we are learning new details about the end of that hostage standoff in alabama. authorities say accused killer jimmy lee dykes rigged his bunker with explosive and even planting a bomb device in a ventilation pipe that he told negotiators to use to communicate with him. the feds continue to scour dykes' property for more evidence. meanwhile, relative say the child appears to be doing quite well. his mother released a statement. ethan is safe and back in my arms and i owe it all to some of the most compassionate people on earth. i'll never be able to repay those who helped bring ethan home. my family and i ask that you respect our privacy and give us time to heal and time to put this nightmare behind us, time to move forward. martha: thank goodness that worked out the way it did. there was a spoim warning that was can -- there was a tsuna
have gone in there to get away from the environment. >> city officials say the unit was listed as vacant. that meant the two people found inside would have been squatters. their bodies were discovered on the first floor where investigators believe the fire was started. >> i have been complaining for at least the past six months that someone has been living or staying in that abandoned building. >> one of the police officers here on the scene tells me they actually have quite a few ildings like this in the area boarded up, but with squatters on the inside. most cases, they can't make an arrest unless they have a direct complaint of trespassing from the owner. >> i knew something was going to happen eventually. >> families lived in buildings on both side of the blaze. everybody escaped unharmed, but were away at the time of the fire. >> i was at work, but we got a call that the fire was at my building. i got here as quickly as i could. >> the fire department was left to determine the exact cause of the fire. d.c. police were given the task of identifying the victims and inv
ready. as ben fogul reports, the city is missing one important ingredient, winter weather. >> reporter: it's 68 degrees, it's sunny and there's palm trees. at first glance, sochi on the shores of the black sea, doesn't look like a place for the winter olympics. it's actually a summer seaside resort. but there's a saying in sochi. if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. this is the same time of year that winter olympics are boing to happen. it's pouring with rain. let's hope this turns to snow. the olympiapark will be the most compact ever. the jewel in the crown will be the ice palace, home to russia's national sport, ice hockey. outside if you look up from town, the snow is there. here athletes including team usa have had a chance to test the terrain. the volunteers are here to practice too. there will be 25,000 of them. they are already excited for the games. back down below, work continues. this is the first olympiapark built from scratch. while many of the stadiums have been completed, there's still a lot of unfinished business. >> the biggest construction site in the world i
. >> there are some uncomfortable moments this year because the cop testants come back being the best of the city where we found them and they think they are at the top. they are not because this is the best of from the entire nation. during hollywood week, the contestants sing a cappella. this year, there is a twist. >> we'll have the guys compete separately with each other and the girls compete seam ratley with each other. that is different from seasons past. >> we think it is a better fit. >> with so much at stake for everyone, expect the pressure to be even more intense with the new judges. >> a lot of passionate arguing because it is hard to whittle it down. and especially when it is your first season judging and i think you'll see this. you pull for people. you believe in people. you want them to get better. you want them so toronto benefit of the doubt. >> it will be hard today. >> we narrowed it down to the best of the best but there are always a cup of people who everybody just can't seem to agree on. >> reporter: in hollywood, adam housley, fox news. >>> hollywood week on american idol
a difficult forecast. if you live up in new england down towards areas around new york city, maybe even new jersey, pennsylvania, pay attention. storm coming your way. possibly the most significant winter storm of the season. right now the storm is just growing. it's in an infancy down in areas of texas providing heavy rain south of san antonio on 35, across 37 and also interstate 10 will be a wet ride between houston and san antonio. all of that rain spreads in the next 48 hours through the southeast including atlanta especially tonight into tomorrow. heavy rain through the carolinas. this is what really catches my attention. this is one of our more reliable extended forecasts. this is where the center of the storm would be on friday. early in the morning. as we go throughout the day, the storm intensifies just off of cape cod. and then at this point, the heavy snow machine would go into work, especially across new england late friday, friday through the overnight into saturday morning. this area of shaded colors here is a foot-plus for almost all of new england. the exceptions being north
. here's a look at your city planner forecast. heading on down to 35 degrees by 11:00 p.m. we'll have more on the next storm system coming your way in a couple minutes. >>> the nfl, hockey, all paying attention to concussions and player safety. today a group of youth sports leaders went up to capitol hill asking why aren't the same standards applied to our kids. danielle lee is live on the hill. >> reporter: this alliance is arm armed with with parents and student athletes who suffered real losses due to sports accidents. some of those may have ended differently if people had better training and resources. beneat the excitement, there's a serious risk e each time an athlete reaches the field. this was the hit four years ago during a lacrosse game that nearly killed tommy mallin. >> i could have possibly died. he broke his neck but the athletic trainer on the field recognized the injury and protected his spine. he's since recovered. now tommy's mom is sharing their story with lawmakers. >> we couldn't just walk away and say, you know, we're lucky. we had to carry the message forward th
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on metro rail or on the marc trains system. interstate 905 northbound seeing volume in dale city. approaching the capital beltway. watch for cruz alternating traffic in sterling and route 7. back to you. >> thank you. it's 47 degrees. cracks coming up, how the white house plans to honor educator's killed in decembrist shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown. >> tonight at 5:00 o'clock, cutting its surgery is giving new hopes to parents of newborns who have a life-threatening conditions. it is performed by only a handful of doctors in the country. one little girl's story and why her mother is calling it a miracle. join us at 5:00. quicktrip barry is american heart month. each week, we will bring you stories on the issue. >> a d.c. woman caught her body weight in half and now she dedicated to living heart healthy life. jummy olabanji has her story. >> this was carolina few years ago. >> i spent the majority of my life being girl. -- being the fat girl. >> by the time she got to college, she weighed more than 300 pounds. >> i don't remember feeling that big. several year
of the world's international cities. people coming from all backgrounds. you are well placed to understand what immigration and the opportunities and contributions that immigrants and those who come to this country for a better opportunity can contribute. and i thank you so very much for your leadership and your presence here today. welcome, fellow texans. i yield back. >> i now turn to the former chairman of the committee and the gentleman from san antonio, texas. mr. smith, ford 15 seconds of welcome. >> yes, i would like to welcome the mayor. as we both know, san antonio is a wonderfully livable, tri-cultural city. and he has done a great job representing us in so many ways. i also want to say that i enjoyed serving with your brother in congress, who was sitting behind you as well. >> welcome to all of our witnesses, and we begin with mr. vivek wadhwa. >> thank you for letting me speak with you. being here in washington dc, everything about being here, we worry about china, whether they are going to be the road to the future. we worry about shortages and everything in the world. when you are
from the 787 grounding. >> good morning, carl. four cities in the u.s. in particular are impacted by what's happening with the dreamliner. you see them over here. san jose, san diego, denver and houston. let's walk through and explain what's at stake for each of these cities. san jose had the dreamliner service started at one point. and the flight from san jose to tokyo, the economic impact, it's estimated to be about $214,000 a day to that region. now, that's just an estimate at this point. next when you talk about san diego, japan airlines beginning dreamliner service, or supposed to begin service to narita, and at this point, $750,000 in marketing support, along with reduced landing fees. the reason why? you want that direct flight over tokyo from san diego. denver, colorado, this is a big deal for united airlines. service was supposed to start at the end of march. at this point they say it's still going to happen. but look at the economic impact if this is delayed. it's estimated this service will bring in $132 million to the state of colorado. and then finally, united also pl
one thing to it. i really believe that exposing kids from inner city to countryside to suburbs to science and math teachers who have actually graduated in the field they teach. we can do this. this is the primary -- the primary a number one recommendation of the gathering storm report and have little happened to it. so the idea is very simple. we need to deploy a set of scholarships to attract young men and women to go to college, to major in computer science or electrical engineering or physics or chemistry and at the same time be certifiable as k through 12 teachers. secondly, and i hope i'm not getting a little too much to the political side, i'm a big believer that we need to adopt voluntary standards, voluntary standards across our state in stem fields just as we have in mathematics and in english. these standards need to emphasize learning science by doing it. project base. bringing the excitement, the sense of discovery. this is what is going to attract more kids to look at things like the maker movement. it attracts kids from all over the sose yo economic spectrum. look
packed city streets from the city hall to m and t bank. coach and ed reed were there. ed reed singing a little. >> ravens celebrating. they had every right to sell brate. >> b 'more super ball champs. >> a special crap game. >> oh, yeah. oh, sure. >> bill: yesterday at the briefing, i have to tell you it was pretty intense overs the drones. we started talking about this yesterday when the news broke about this department of justice white paper. the timing is very significant because tomorrow is the confirmation hearing for john brennan, the president's nominee, a good man, to be the next director of the cia. and brennan is known at the whitehouse, among other things, former deputy at cia, for being the architect of america's drone policy. he is the one who decides when drones are used and who they are targeted and what american citizens might be targeted. this is bound to come up. several senators have already told me they are going to craze this question with john brennan and publicly said so. and just at the time they are preparing for this hearing
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